Black History Month 2020 at IRIE Mind

Black History Timelines – Throughout the Month of October, we will be post interesting facts on the IRIE Mind Website along with Poems from the IRIE Mind Clients.

This Gyal Can – 4 Weeks of interactive online self-esteem workshops led by women, supporting women ages 16-25 to become their best self! Starting Tuesday 13th of October

Mental Health and Generation (World Mental Health Day) – Online event where we talk about mental health from Generation to Generation every Saturday for Black history month. (Sat 10 Oct 5-6pm) (Sat 17 Oct 5-6pm) (Sat 24 Oct 5-6pm) (Sat 31 Oct 5-6pm)

His-Story of a Young Black Man (YBM) – Date to be confirmed

My Madness does not define my Blackness– IRIE Mind Peers – Date to be confirmed

Happy Birthday IRIE Mind – On 24th October 2019, IRIE Mind was rebirthed, a Mental Health haven for the Black Community. Championing and promoting positive Mental Health and Attitudes towards life in the face of adversity. Come celebrate with us on Friday 23rd October at 1pm as we celebrate our achievements with music, poetry, testimonies, and online Dominoes.

Black History Month 2020 In Hackney

Full details of Hackney’s Black History Season have just been released. This year’s festival will mainly take place online. Highlights include:

Disco Loco History of Reggae: hear legendary reggae selector Earl Gateshead (formerly of Trojan Sound System) play records and share stories for families to listen (and dance) to! (Fridays throughout Oct. Visit Hackney Showroom for info)

Watch a film screening of African and Caribbean History in Hackney along with a Q&A with performer, rapper and spoken word artist Bad Lay-Dee. (Fri 9 Oct, 7-8.30pm. Free. Online). Booking link.

Windrush Generation descendant Rhys Hollis will host ‘Ladybird Boy’ – a cabaret performance about his life as a queer Black artist at the legendary The Glory. Wed 21 Oct 8pm. Booking link.

Young Hackney, invigorated by the Black Lives Matter movement, has themed its series of events ‘Young, Black Power’. They will host storytelling, film screenings, a trip to The Tate, African drumming and a celebration of Black characters in gaming. Oct-Dec. Free. Visit Young Hackney for info.

Reading recommendations, online craft lessons and brain teasers will be posted on the Hackney Libraries social media plus the upcoming librarian-led Black History Walk will use the new Black History Poster Map pinpointing Black landmarks and legacies across Hackney. The map will be available in a forthcoming edition of Hackney Life and online.

Hackney Archives and youth-led police monitoring group ACCOUNT explore policing in Hackney, with discussions and materials from the archives. (Wed 11 November, 6-8pm. Free. Online). Booking link.